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A History of Equal Rights In America

1863-1902 (#103)

Examines the nation's first Equal Rights Association while Blacks and the American worker struggle to obtain equality.
1866 - American Equal Rights Association is Founded
1872 - Susan B. Anthony Found Guilty of Voting
1878 - Blacks Disprove the Myth of Their Inferiority
1886 - Samuel Gompers is Elected First President of the American Federation of Labor
1902 - 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Recounts the significant advances and the ongoing effort to gain a clear and permanent guarantee of privileges for women and all economically disadvantaged groups. From the right to own property, to the formation of labor unions, women's suffrage, consumer rights, equal pay, Title IX and the Disabilities Act. This series includes key historical individuals such as: Susan B. Anthony, Horace Mann, Mary Lyon, Juana Briones, Betty Friedan, Madeleine Albright and more. Hosted by Rosa Vasquez.

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